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[movies]Antoinette Matlins 20-July and 28-Sept. 2006- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Antoinette considers herself 'Jewish by discovery.' Her father's Italian Catholic family came from Sicily and her mother's Protestant family from England, Ireland and Scotland. Her parents eloped and were married by a Baptist minister in a small wedding. Antoinette was born in Washington, DC in 1945. Her mother brought up her two daughters in a local Baptist church, inculcating in them her personal values of tolerance and acceptance...
Keywords: Vermont; gemologist; Shir Shalom; Jewish Lights Publication
Downloads: 14
[movies]Deborah Markowitz €“ 12-July-2005- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
At the core of whatever Deborah Markowitz does in her private and public life is the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, a Hebrew phrase that means, 'repairing the world.' Deborah, born in Tarrytown, NY in 1961, grew up in White Plains. Both sides of her family emigrated in the early part of the 20th century from the Ukraine and Slovakia. They had absolutely nothing when they arrived, but all the children grew up and became professionals...
Keywords: Vermont; tikkun olam; Municipal Law center; Vermont Secretay of State
Downloads: 7
[movies]Hinda Miller €“05 December 2006 €“ To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - Producer: DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Hinda Miller on December 5 2006 in Burlington, Vermont as part of DAVAR's oral history project. Hinda Miller was born in Montreal, Canada 1950. Her grandfather had come to Canada in 1919 to close a failing Montreal furniture business owned by his uncle. Growing up in Montreal was a great experience for Hinda. The family was part of a large Jewish community and belonged to a Conservative Synagogue called Shaar Hashomayim...
Keywords: Vermont; Champlain Shakespeare Festival
Downloads: 6
[movies]Zeesy Raskin 12 June 2007 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Zeesy Raskin's paternal grandparents journeyed from Russia to settle in Israel before immigrating to the United States at the turn of the century. The small Jewish community in Barre Vermont was advertising for a kosher butcher and a teacher. Her grandfather found employment there. He and his wife raised seven children. All four sons became Rabbis, including Zeesy's father. In Chabad Lubavitcher tradition a rabbi is someone who devotes his life to studying Torah, Jewish laws and traditions...
Keywords: Vermont; Chabad; Rosh Chodesh; Gan Yeladim
Downloads: 4
[movies]Susan Leader€“ 23-July- 2008- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Susan Leader was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1951. Her life story is rooted in both the Jewish-American experience and the back-to-the-land movement of the early 1950's in rural Vermont. Her grandfather left Poland and settled in Bennington, Vermont about 1910. There he led religious services, gave Hebrew lessons and opened a meat market and grocery store. As his finances improved prospered, he purchased farmland and property in the downtown area...
Keywords: Vermont; Land movement; potter
Downloads: 7
[movies]Rosalie Harris 10-April-2007- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Rosalie Harris on April 10, 2007 in St Johnsbury, Vermont as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Rosalie Harris was born in Montreal in 1919 to parents who immigrated from Poland and Romania at the turn of the century. Her mother died when she was seven years old. Their father raised Rosalie and her sister alone. At age nine and ten, the two girls shouldered responsibility as caretakers for their home in Montreal...
Keywords: nurse; Montreal; Caledonia Health Agency; interfaith
Downloads: 13
[movies]Madeleine May Kunin -€“ 1-May- 2006- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Madeleine Kunin on May 1, 2006 in Burlington, Vermont as part of DAVAR’s oral history project. Madeleine May Kunin was born in Zurich Switzerland in1933. In 1940, Madeleine, along with her widowed mother and brother Edgar, escaped the Nazis in Switzerland and immigrated to the United States. Her mother never remarried and raised the two children on her own...
Keywords: immigrant; Vermont governer; Lieutenant general; Deputy secretary of Education; equitable education
Downloads: 9
[movies]Ellen David Friedman 8-November-2005 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Ellen David Friedman on November 8, 2005 in East Montpelier, Vermont as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Ellen David Friedman was born in New York City on May 7, 1952. Since she was 12 years old, she has been a passionate activist. After reading Jonathon Kozol's Death at an Early Age, an account of growing up black in the public schools, she organized her school friends to read the book, and then sell copies door t...
Keywords: social activist; vermont bio; united farm workers; vermont teachers union; united electrical workers
Downloads: 7
[movies]Judith Chalmer €“3-November-2005 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Judith Chalmer in Winooski, Vermont on November 3, 2005 as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Judith Chalmer was born on November 4, 1951 in Buffalo, New York. Judith's maternal grandparents came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Her mother was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village in the 1920s...
Keywords: Poet; holocaust poetry; poems of a mixed inheritance; Arts of Vermont
Downloads: 5
[movies]Darryl Bloom -15-August-2005- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Darryl Bloom on August 15, 2005 in Montpelier, Vermont as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Darryl was born in Chicago in 1946 and grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, where she spent Saturday mornings helping her mother arrange flowers in the nearby Presbyterian church. She attended Antioch College in Ohio and graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in elementary education in 1970...
Keywords: Vermont; Jewish women; converts; education; cultural exchange; social services
Downloads: 23
[movies]Naomi Harris Rosenblatt -€“ 31-December-2010 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Naomi Harris Rosenblatt on December 31, 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Naomi Harris Rosenblatt has had a distinguished career in Washington, D.C. as a psychotherapist and Bible teacher. Born in Haifa, she lived in Palestine during the time of the British Mandate and witnessed first hand the birth of the state of Israel...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Bible; Psychotherapy; Israel
Downloads: 47
[movies]Mindy Weisel -€“ 19-October-2010 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Mindy Weisel on October 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. The first baby born in the Displaced Persons Camp at Bergen-Belsen right after the war, Mindy Weisel grew up with the responsibility to âbe everythingâ to her parents, who had survived Auschwitz. Today, she is an acclaimed abstract artist, working in paint and glass...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Art; Holocaust
Downloads: 56
[movies]Joan Nathan -€“ 12-July-2011 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Joan Nathan on July 12, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Joan Nathan is the author of numerous cookbooks, each of which focuses on an aspect of Jewish life and culture. She is not only a cookbook author but a cultural historian and food writer as well. Her books educate about Jewish life, tradition, and Jewish history...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Food; Culture; History; Author
Downloads: 62
[movies]Susan Stamberg - 28-March-2011 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive - Weaving Women's Words
Deborah Ross interviewed Susan Stamberg on March 28, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Susan Stamberg, longtime host and special correspondent for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a world that totally enwraps you in Jewishness. While not an observant Jew, Susan nonetheless feels sociologically and ethnically Jewish, and credits Jewish values, among other things, for her inte...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Broadcast Journalism; Radio; NPR
Downloads: 28
[movies]Phyllis Greenberger - 14-March-2011 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Phyllis Greenberger on March 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Phyllis Greenberger is President and CEO of the Society for Womenâs Health Research, a national non-profit organization founded in 1990 to improve the health of women through research, education, and advocacy. Thanks to the efforts of Phyllis and her organization, today scientists recognize that women are different from men in many ways and t...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Health; Medicine; Women in the Workforce
Downloads: 23
[movies]Marcia Greenberger -€“ 27-June-2011 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Marcia Greenberger on June 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Marcia Greenberger is founder and Co-President of the National Womenâs Law Center, established in 1972 to advocate for gender equality in education, jobs, economic security, and health. Under her leadership, the NWLC has worked to improve the lives of women, girls and families by backing laws to prohibit pregnancy discrimination in employment a...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Social justice; Women’s Equality
Downloads: 5
[movies]Mindy Portnoy - 09-November-2010 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Mindy Portnoy on November 9, 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Rabbi Mindy Portnoy was one of the first women to be ordained as a rabbi of the Reform Movement of Judaism. Throughout her career, she has served as both a Hillel rabbi and as a pulpit rabbi in Washington D.C., and is the author of several childrenâs books, the most well known of which is Ima on the Bimah...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Food; Culture; History; Author
Downloads: 35
[movies]Aviva Kempner - 13-February-2011 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Aviva Kempner on February 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II to an American father and a Polish mother. Her desire to understand her parents led her to a career in filmmaking. Although she herself did not live through the Holocaust, she used her first film, Partisans of Vilna, to highlight the heroism of those who resist...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Filmmaking; Jewish Heroes; WWII
Downloads: 26
[movies]Randi Abramson -€“ 23-January-2011 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Randi Abramson on January 23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Randi Abramson is the medical director of Bread for the City in Washington, D.C. A primary care physician, she has devoted her career to providing medical care to underserved people in the nationâs capital. In her interview, she talks about the challenges and rewards of working with poor people...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Identity; Doctor
Downloads: 50
[movies]Blanche Gordon Narodick -€“ 06-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Blanche Narodick on June 6 and July 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Journalist and international Red Cross volunteer, Blanche Gordon Narodick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington and earned a masters degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, launching her career as a journalist, ghost writer, and public relations consultant...
Keywords: Writer; Journalism; Volunteer; Red Cross
Downloads: 9
[movies]Magda Altman Schaloum -€“ 05-June -2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Magda Schaloum on June 5, 2001 in Mercer Island, WA as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Holocaust survivor Magda Altman Schaloum speaks out on behalf of all Holocaust survivors and their families. Born and raised in Hungary, she endured acts of antisemitism throughout her childhood, and in 1944 and 1945 Magda was sent to several concentration camps...
Keywords: Holocaust Survivor; Antisemitism
Downloads: 29
[movies]Mildred Hardin Rosenbaum -€“ 08-August-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Mildred Rosenbaum on August 8th and 9th, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social worker, teacher, and political activist, Mildred Rosenbaum worked for many Jewish and secular organizations to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. Mildred was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi...
Keywords: Activism; Zionism; Education
Downloads: 8
[movies]Bernice Mossafer Rind -€“ 05-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Rind on June 5, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A child virtuoso on harp and long-standing champion of the Seattle Symphony, Bernice Rindâs musical career began at age seven. At age 11 she debuted professionally and retired from touring at age 23 when her mother grew ill and Bernice longed for a more "normal" life...
Keywords: Music; Harp; Child Prodigy; Art
Downloads: 13
[movies]Missode Israel Piha - 28-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Missode Israel Piha on June 28, 2001 & September 6, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Tishmay near the Isle of Rhodes, Greece where she was raised, Missode Piha spent her childhood in a tight-knit Sephardic family of which her father was Hazzan [cantor]. In 1928, she met and married her husband, Sam, an American visiting his family in Rhodes, and leaving her family behind, moved to t...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 9
[movies]Ruth Emmerman Peizer -€“ 18-June-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ruth Peizer on June 18 & August 6, 2001 in West Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ruth Peizer's love affair with Yiddish began when her parents, Riva and Abraham Immerman, sent their only child to Chicago's Arbeiter Ring [Workmen's Circle] school at age nine, and then to the Sholem Aleichem Institute where she graduated valedictorian at age 18...
Keywords: Yiddish; Education
Downloads: 15
[movies]Ann Lustig Nieder -€“ 11-July-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ann Nieder on July 11, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An energetic social reformer, Ann Lustig Nieder worked for both Jewish and secular organizations throughout her life. Born to Ashkenazic parents, Ann grew up on Capitol Hill in Seattle. In 1945, she received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington in Nursing...
Keywords: Volunteer
Downloads: 12
[movies]Blanche Gordon Narodick– 06-June-2001 – Weaving Women’s Words - Jewish Women’s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Blanche Narodick on June 6 and July 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Journalist and international Red Cross volunteer, Blanche Gordon Narodick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington and earned a masters degree from Northwestern Universityâs Medill School of Journalism, launching her career as a journalist, ghost writer, and public relations consultant...
Keywords: Writer; Journalism; Volunteer; Red Cross
Downloads: 4
[movies]Frieda Piepsch Sondland - 01-May -2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Frieda Sondland on May 1 and 17, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A designer of haute couture, Frieda Sondland used her creative skills to survive the Holocaust. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1921, she married Gunther Sondland when she was sixteen and a half years old. When she was seventeen, and pregnant with her first child, Frieda and her parents were forced to leave Germany for Sout...
Keywords: Designer; Fashion; Holocaust; War; Marriage
Downloads: 16
[movies]Dorothy Franco Muscatel -€“ 12-April-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Dorothy Franco Muscatel on April 12, 2001 and April 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A vibrant social organizer, Dorothy Franco Muscatel was born in Seattle in 1917 to parents who, in 1910, were among the first Sephardic Jews to immigrate to Seattle from Rhodes, Greece. Her parents and grandmother were instrumental in creating important Seattle Jewish institutions, including the Sephar...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 14
[movies]Lenora LaMarche -€“ 24-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Leni LaMarche on May 24, 2001 and June 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A gifted student, teacher, and comedienne, Leni LaMarche has shared her love of Sephardic culture with Seattleâs Sephardic community for over sixty years. Born in Seattle to immigrants from the island of Rhodes, Greece, Leni has lived most of her life in Seattle...
Keywords: Sephardic; Names; Writer
Downloads: 13
[movies]Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan -€“ 04-December-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Sara Kaplan on December 4, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Veteran Seattle teacher and civil rights activist, Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan grew up in Pearsall, TX. She was the only Jewish child in her county, and her parents drove her 50-plus miles to attend Sunday School each week at San Antonioâs reform congregation...
Keywords: Education; Politics; Award
Downloads: 8
[movies]Ann Meyers Kaplan - 30-March-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ann Kaplan on March 30, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ann Meyers Kaplanâs family moved to Seattle from New York City in 1910 when Ann was three. Her father opened a tailoring business in Pioneer Square. For Ann's parents and many Russian immigrants like them, the Settlement House and the socialist-leaning Workmen's Circle were centers of Jewish community life...
Keywords: Advocacy; Hearing Impairment
Downloads: 17
[movies]Dorothy Wittenberg - 26-April -2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Dorothy Wittenberg on April 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A tireless and loyal volunteer for Jewish causes and Sisterhood, Dorothy Wittenberg initiated and planned, prepared and served the Ida Weinstein Luncheon at Council House for over 25 years. Born in Denver, Colorado, Dorothy grew up in one of the only Jewish families in Tacoma, Washington...
Keywords: Family; volunteer of Jewish causes; sisterhood; Ida Weinstein Luncheon
Downloads: 15
[movies]Reva Ketzlach Twersky - 19-July -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Reva Twersky on June 19th & 27th, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A medical social worker and community service volunteer, Reva Twersky works for both Jewish and secular organizations to serve those in need. Born and raised in Seattle, Revaâs grandparents and parents, leaders within the Ashkenazic Orthodox community, instilled a love of family and community in her...
Keywords: Volunteer; Orthodox
Downloads: 24
[movies]Bernice Stern - 22-June -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Stern on June 22 and July 31, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native Seattleite born in 1916, Bernice Stern was the youngest National Council of Jewish Women officer elected at the national level, and first woman elected to the King County Council. She attended the University of Washington from 1932-1935, leaving to marry Edward Stern...
Keywords: Volunteer; Activism; Civil Rights
Downloads: 21
[movies]Althea Diesenhaus Stroum - 23-July -2001-€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Althea Stroum on July 23, 2001, August 27, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1922 in New York City, Althea moved to Seattle with her family at age 14 in 1936. Married for 58 years to Samuel N. Stroum, they had two children, and together dedicated their lives to philanthropy and community service...
Keywords: Philanthropy; Community Service; Awards
Downloads: 19
[movies]Alice Abrams Siegal -€“ 10-July -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Alice Siegal on July 10 and July 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social reformer and political activist, Alice Siegal is a tireless advocate for families and disadvantaged youth and a fierce opponent of discrimination wherever she encounters it. Born and raised in Seattle, Alice grew up within the Orthodox, Ashkenazic community...
Keywords: Activism; Volunteer
Downloads: 19
[movies]Ventura Franco Israel -€“ 31-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ventura Israel May 31, 2001 on in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native of Seattle, Ventura Israel was born in 1915, two years after her parents immigrated from Turkey. Forged as a strong woman by the deaths of men in her family-her father's in 1928, her first husband's in 1970, and her second husband's in 1989-she helped support her family during the Depression, and as a twenty-five year empl...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 15
[movies]Arva Gray -€“ 25-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Arva Gray on June 25 and August 9, 2001 in Bellevue, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A Mormon convert to Judaism, Arva Davis Gray was a leader in the Seattle Jewish community and a self-described âkitchen Jewâ who served as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, as a member of the Boards of many local and national Jewish organizations, and was a founder of Bellevue's Temple B'Nai T...
Keywords: Conversion; Cooking; Food
Downloads: 21
[movies]Ruth Frankel - 07-August-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ruth Frankel on August 7 and August 15, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Hebrew school teacher Ruth Frankel dedicated her life to Jewish education and the welfare of the Jewish people. Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1916, she grew up in a close modern Orthodox home, attending Hebrew school from kindergarten until high school...
Keywords: Holocaust; Immigration; Education; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 21
[movies]Cecillia Pollock Etkin -€“ 14-June-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Cecillia Etkin on June 14 and August 1, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Cecillia Pollock Etkinâs faith in Judaism delivered her from seven concentration camps during the Holocaust and in 1950 to the Seattle Orthodox Jewish community where she lovingly served as the âmikveh ladyâ for 27 years, from 1970-1997...
Keywords: Holocaust Survivor; Education
Downloads: 45
[movies]Esther Eggleston -€“ 03-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Esther Eggleston on April 3, and May 3, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Widowed at age 36, Esther Eggleston managed single motherhood and work as the first female executive administrator of Temple de Hirsch Sinai, serving three rabbis and a growing membership of almost 1,000 families during her 23 years of service...
Keywords: Single Parent; Firsts; ORT Award; executive administrator; Temple de Hirsch Sinai
Downloads: 12
[movies]Tillie De Leon - 24-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Tillie De Leon on May 24 and June 1, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An independent, intelligent, and industrious woman, Tillie De Leon is the matriarch of the original Peha family in Seattle, Sephardic immigrants from the Greek Island of Rhodes. One of the first Sephardic children born in Seattle, Tillie's ground-breaking life continued when she left her close-knit community and mov...
Keywords: Sephardic; Career; Peha matriarch
Downloads: 10
[movies]Meta Kaplan Buttnick -€“ 31-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Meta Buttnick on May 31, June 20, and July 17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1913 to Irish émigré parents, Meta grew up among "living libraries," men who told stories of their lives on Alaska's frontier. Educated in Dublin and Paris, she moved to Seattle in 1939 with her husband, Harry, where they raised three children...
Keywords: Orthodox; Oral Histories; Archives; Storytelling
Downloads: 11
[movies]Carolyn Danz -€“ 11-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Carolyn Danz on May 11, 2001 and May 16, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A Seattle native of Ashkenazic-German descent, Carolyn Danz grew up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. She was a lifelong member of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, the oldest Reform Congregation in the Pacific Northwest. Carolyn graduated in 1939 from the University of Washington with a BA in Fine Arts, married Jerry Taylor i...
Keywords: Family; Art
Downloads: 36
[movies]Molly Cone -€“ 22-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Molly Cone on May 22, 2001 and May 29, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A prolific and well-loved author, Molly Cone has penned numerous childrenâs and young adultsâ books, travel articles, educational materials, and a history of the Jews in Washington State. Born in Tacoma to Latvian emigrants, Molly grew up in a close-knit family steeped in Jewish traditions...
Keywords: Writer; Travel; Tradition; children books
Downloads: 13
[movies]Shirley G. Bridge - 27-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Shirley Bridge on June 27 & August 8, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. One of Washington Stateâs first female pharmacists, Shirley was born in Seattleâs Swedish Hospital in 1922. She practiced pharmacology until she retired at age 66, and with her husband, Herb, raised two children. A pioneer on many fronts, Shirley was one of the first Jewish women to become a member of the Women...
Keywords: Pharmacist; Firsts; Health; Cancer
Downloads: 16
[movies]Rebecca Benaroya -€“ 17-July-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Rebecca Benaroya on July 17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A renowned community leader and philanthropist, Becky Benaroya and her family extend the love and generosity she learned as a child. Born and raised in Seattleâs Sephardic Jewish community, Becky is devoted to Seattleâs elderly populations, the cityâs Symphony and arts programs, and the preservation of her Sephardic heritage...
Keywords: Sephardic; Heriatge; Art
Downloads: 11
[movies]Louise Azose - 18-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women’s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Borsntein interviewed Louise Azose on April 18 and May 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born into a rabbinic Sephardic family in Bursa, Turkey, Louise Maimon followed her parents and siblings to Seattle in 1927 after her father was called to serve as a rabbi for Sehpardic Bikur Holim congregation. Married in 1929 to Jack Azose, they raised four sons and one daughter...
Keywords: Immigration; Sephardic
Downloads: 18
[movies]Laurie Schwab Zabin -€“ 29-April-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Laurie Schwab Zabin on April 29, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Laurie Schwab Zabin's interest in reproductive health began in a volunteer capacity and then led to a distinguished professional career at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Born in 1926 and raised in Manhattan, Laurie obtained a degree in English literature from Vassar and a master's degree from Harvard...
Keywords: Health; Education; Reproductive Rights; Planned Parenthood
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